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Happy New Year!

on Jan 11, 2015 in Library News |

Happy New Year! 2014 was a successful year for the Friends of the Brunswick Library. Between the reading programs, the visits from characters from kids’ books, and the recent installation of The Boat in the children’s section of the Library, this has been a busy and rewarding year. And we couldn’t have done it without our donors and especially our members. Thank YOU for your continued support. It’s a new year, which means it’s time to renew your membership. Please visit our Membership page where you can find our membership form that you can download as well as our different membership levels. Thank you for your support in 2015.

Author James Castle to speak at the Library, November 15

on Oct 15, 2014 in Library News | 0 comments

Local author James R. Castle will be discussing chapter one of his new book  History In Our Attics: Photos and Documents of Brunswick, Maryland. Books will be available for sale and for every book purchased at the event, James will donate $5.00 to the Friends of the Brunswick Library “Float the Boat“ campaign. Already have a book? No Problem. Bring your copy of the book to follow along with the discussion and James will still make a donation to the Friends of the Brunswick Library. Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Light refreshments will be served and James will donate a copy of his book to the Brunswick Branch as well as to the Maryland Room. For more information, contact Jim...

Vote for the Boat!

on Sep 4, 2014 in Library News | 0 comments

Voting has begun! The Friends of the Brunswick Library is pleased to announce the pending arrival of a custom-designed canal boat for the children’s area. As all boats need a good name we’re asking Brunswick Library’s youngest patrons (and those young-at-heart) to vote for their favorite name. The candidates are: Blue Bell Onward Morning Star Busy Bee These names were selected from a number of canal boats that actually sailed on the C&O canal. Vote for the boat name at the Brunswick Library information desk. For more details about this project see the article printed in the September 4 edition of The Brunswick Citizen.

The Friends of the Brunswick Library is now a tax-exempt organization

on Aug 27, 2014 in Library News | 0 comments

Up until October, 2011, the Friends of the Library – Brunswick Branch was part of the Friends of the Frederick County Libraries umbrella organization and were covered by their 501(c)3 designation. When that organization folded, we decided to re-organize as the Friends of the Brunswick Library, Inc. and apply for tax-exempt status. Well, we have finally received notification from the IRS that our application as a 501(c)3 organization has been approved! If you have donated to the Friends of the Brunswick Library and have not declared the donation on your taxes, you may be able to declare it on this year’s tax return. Consult your tax professional.

Annual Meeting 2014

on May 17, 2014 in Library News | 0 comments

At our annual membership meeting, we added two new members to our Board. Please welcome Carrie Blough and Toni Chancellor! Four other members of our board were also re-elected for two year terms: Al Everett, Carol Fessmann, Jill Lieberman, and Elizabeth Riitano. We also had some changes among our officers. Elizabeth Riitano stepped down as our President. Al Everett was chosen to succeed her. Since that then left a vacancy at Treasurer, Carol Fessmann stepped up to take over. Congratulations to our new Board Members and Officers.

2013 Summer Lunch Program

on Mar 23, 2013 in Library News |

In our area, many children depend on the school lunch program in order to have something eat every day. During the summer months when school is not in session and that resource is unavailable, many children must do without. The need is especially great in the Brunswick area. The Brunswick Public Library and Friends are pleased to present and prepare a summer lunch program for children at our library. We will be providing healthy bag lunches combined with a literacy activity and a free book to take home one day per week, every week for the 9 weeks of summer. This program will emphasize good nutrition with fresh food and engage minds with literacy programming and activities. We plan to provide for 50 children every week. We are seeking $3,000 to create and run this program this summer. We are asking local businesses and individuals to consider supporting this project. We are proud of...